Newton County Commissioner John Douglas said Monday that he is ending his bid for U.S. Congress, just shy of two months after it started.
Douglas, R-Social Circle, was one of the first candidates to jump into the race for the 10th congressional seat, announcing in early February that he would seek to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, who himself is seeking the seat of retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Douglas said his decision was based on multiple factors, including the amount of time his commissioner position required and his recovery from prostate cancer.
For Douglas’ full press release follow the link above.
The GA 10 race appears to be shaping up to a contest of Bill Cowsert, Donna Sheldon, Stephen Simpson, and Brian Slowinski at this time.